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Covance Clinical Research Unit in Leeds was established in 1986 and we're proud to carry out clinical trials for some of the world's leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Thanks to our expertise, commitment and drive, we have a reputation for conducting high quality medical trials.

We couldn't do it without our dedicated staff…
Every single member of our team has an important role to play in what we do. From receptionists and recreation staff to expert nurses and physicians, we're all committed to working together to make progress in new treatments for diseases such as diabetes, epilepsy, osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease. It's what we're passionate about and it's what drives the medical breakthroughs of tomorrow.

And we couldn't do it without you…
Every year we carry out up to 30 drug trials with the help of our paid volunteers. Men and women, young and old, students and professionals are all paid to take part in our clinical studies on a paid voluntary basis.

Take a look at the different types of clinical trials
Phase I clinic trials
Healthy volunteers help us determine how drugs are absorbed and the amount of time they stay in the body. By varying the dose we can study; how the drug is interacting with the body, any side effects including what effect food has on how the drug is absorbed in the body.

Phase II clinic trials
These studies help us determine whether a drug shows promising results in treating the condition for which it is being developed. We use small numbers of volunteers with mild to moderate forms of these conditions, for example diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure.